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Changing Your Brand Name

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2018
Lisa Forde, Director of Event Stationery company Dotty About Paper writes for Startacus on changing your brand name as a business and shares her personal experience of doing just that.. "Changing the name of my online stationery company, The Card Gallery, to Dotty about Paper was an exciting yet daunting move. When I launched the business in 2004, the name fit the company well. However,...
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Too good to be true? How to save tons of money for your stay-at-home business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th January 2018
Working from home can save you money. While it is not without start-up costs, many of these can be easily cut down. So if you’re thinking about switching to the home office life or have just made the switch, we have put together a list featuring some areas where you can save money with your stay at home business. Cut costs on commuting No more public transport on those busy mornings! You w...
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2018: The Year We Shatter The Glass

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2018
Nina Ricafort is the Growth Marketing Manager at careers marketplace Jobbio. Here Nina shares three key ways to hire for gender diversity, reduce gender bias in your recruitment process and help make 2018 the year that we Shatter The Glass. "2017 was a milestone year for shedding light upon the challenges and injustices that women still face in the workplace, across all industries. In Februa...
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8 Top Tips to avoid time management mistakes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th January 2018
Time management is a vital skill for all professionals to have, whether you’re in an entry-level position or a board director. It’s easy for us to be distracted from our daily to-do list and procrastinate. Below are 8 top time management mistakes, care of the team at STL Microsoft Training and how to best avoid them: 1. Not knowing what needs to be doneIf you don’t ac...
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Key Recruitment and Hiring Trends for 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th January 2018
Our friends and jobsite partners Jobbio recently wrote up their recruitment and hiring trend predictions for 2018 - highlighting some of the key trends you can expect to hear and experience when recruiting and hiring this year. Over to Content Editor Aoife Geary from team Jobbio to share seven key recruitment and hiring trend predictions you might just want to know about... Talent Short...
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5 reasons to start a business in 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th December 2017
If you’ve returned from the Christmas break resolving this will be the year to become your own boss, small business expert Emma Jones offers five good reasons as to why it’s the perfect time to set and keep the resolution. Over the past five years, the UK has witnessed a start-up boom as people of all ages and from all areas have turned business ideas into reality. Over half a million...
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The State of Digital Marketing 2018: 5 Trends To Look Out For

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st December 2017
Nina Ricafort is a Growth Marketer specialising in acquisition channels, social media and events. As part of the Jobbio team, she helps people find their place in the world.Here, Nina shares 5 crucial Digital Marketing trends to watch out for in 2018...1. Conversational User Interfaces (“the best interface is no interface”) Conversational User Interfaces (CUIs), i.e. interacting with ...
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Top tips on how to prepare for the festive season

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th December 2017
Top tips on how to prepare for the festive season By James Harford-Tyrer, Founder of Cudoni The holiday season is a busy one for any start-up founder or entrepreneur in the retail industry; there are more customers to please in December than any other time of the year. Combine this increased demand with staff heading home to spend time with their families, and you're in for an interesting mont...
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The power of mobile commerce: how to fully engage your customers in the lead up to Christmas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th December 2017
Isabelle Ohnemus is the Founder and CEO of mobile-first, fashion-sizing shopping platform EyeFitU. Isabelle’s background in international finance gave her the solid foundation to turn her passion for fashion and desire to help change the face of shopping into a growing business. As the CEO of a fashion retail startup she is all-too-familiar with brand-consumer engagement tactics at this time...
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Ways employers create a bad hiring experience for jobseekers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2017
Ask any jobseeker about their candidate experience and you’ll probably hear more than one horror story. After all, people are more likely to remember a bad experience than a good one. These days, employers simply can’t afford to have a bad hiring process. Here are just a few mistakes that companies often make and how you can avoid them. (orginally published on Jobbio) 1. Overcomplica...
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Are You Sitting Comfortably? A Fundamental Startup Guide To Office Ergonomics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th December 2017
Simple ergonomic setups & fixes can have a huge impact on your employees’ health. Here's a few suggestions that might just help, care of Safety Training Scotland..."Your office might not seem like a dangerous place. Maybe you don’t even have an office yet. If that’s the case, think of the environment that you work in - as your office. If you’re just starting up you...
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Creating the perfect job spec

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th December 2017
Last time out careers marketplace partners Jobbio shared some valuable tips on how to drive traffic and boost job applications to your available roles. Now, we take a further step back and share their previous article on the key factors to consider to help create the perfect job spec for your startup job. Over to Jobbio to explain all... "An effective job post is a crucial element of recruitment,...
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